Floriat Birmingham - Three Snowhill
These are great days for Birmingham with many initiatives underway, including the largest ever speculative office building outside London now on site. We are proud to have masterplanned and designed the infrastructure and three buildings at Ballymore’s Snowhill over the last fifteen years, culminating in the third building which will provide 360,000ft2 of office space as well as 30,000ft2 of retail and leisure facilities. The development has already significantly helped to regenerate this key area of the city and create links between the existing business district and the Gun and Jewellery Quarters to the north. It has also opened up the eastern zone and will now become part of the Birmingham ‘Big City Plan’.
The go ahead for our Snowhill 3 has been promoted by George Osborne recently as an exemplar to the regions in redefining the economic map of the UK:
‘We want to make the Midlands Britain’s engine for growth and this landmark will play an important part’ he said ‘The resulting space will play home to businesses with thousands of valuable jobs right in the heart of the Midlands – a vital step in us rebalancing the economy in Britain’.
There is still much to be done – but the emerging success of projects such as Snowhill – already including tenants such as Barclays; KPMG; Gowling WLG and HS2, - that deliver excellent value and returns for investors outside London, is something we hope to be part of for years to come.